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IBM’s stock surge is one for the history books

International Business Machines Corp.’s stock had a day that will stand out in history books, as the company formerly known as Big Blue shocked investors with the best earnings report they have seen in nearly nine years. The stock IBM, +8.86%  rocketed $12.99, or 8.9%, Wednesday to the highest close in nearly six months, after […]

How the fall of Causeway Bay Books helped resurrect a long-lost Chinese erotic literature classic

Hong Kong When associates at Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong went missing about two years ago—and its scandalous books about mainland Chinese politicians were destroyed not long after—Woo Chih-wai thought he’d lost everything. In addition to being the store’s last manager, the 75-year-old was a prolific author, having penned over 120 titles on Chinese […]

Dolly Parton donates money, books to 2017 hurricane victims

x Embed x Share CLOSE Dolly Parton celebrates new children’s album with patients at children’s hospital video by Michael Schwab/Tennessean Dolly Parton talks to media and fans Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, about her upcoming harvest and Christmas events.(Photo: Michael Patrick / News Sentinel) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Dolly Parton has donated funds to help those in […]

Why a New Zealand Library’s Books Kept Vanishing, Then Reappearing

Auckland Central Library has a vast collection of books, as well as computers with free internet access. ParentingPatch/CC BY-SA 3.0 Auckland Central Library, in New Zealand’s largest city, has a long history of providing for the city’s homeless population. After a local charity told administrators that the library served as a kind of “lounge” for […]

To ban books (such as ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’) is to turn away from history

A beloved literary classic is being banned in a Mississippi school district based on claims of offensive and ‘uncomfortable’ language. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has been revered as a poignant examination of race relations in our country and yes, it is uncomfortable. But this is not the type of discomfort that we should […]

Actor Tom Hanks publishes book of short stories

Tom Hanks has put his love of vintage typewriters to good use. His collection of short stories, “Uncommon Type: Some Stories,” has been released on Tuesday. Read more: The guy next door: Tom Hanks turns 60 The Oscar-winning actor’s first book features 17 stories; one of them is about an immigrant arriving in New York City, another about a bowler who […]

NFL – Ten underdogs covering fuel huge NFL Sunday for books

Oct 16, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Las Vegas sportsbooks didn’t win every decision from Sunday’s 12-game NFL slate. Some bookmakers had to settle for coming out ahead in only 11 of them. The Westgate SuperBook and Caesars Palace sportsbooks each went 11-1 on Sunday and enjoyed their best week of […]

Print books here to stay – Omaha World

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Cook like an American: Two new books address how we eat

The books feature our own Steven Satterfield, Hugh Acheson, and more October 2017Julia BainbridgeComments Illustration by John S. Dykes What is American food? Two new cookbooks out this month, America the Great Cookbook: The Food We Make for the People We Love (Weldon Owen) and America: The Cookbook (Phaidon), address the answer. America the Great […]

25 Best Pop Culture Tell-Alls of All Time

Former Knopf head Robert Gottlieb has edited the likes of Toni Morrison, John Cheever, Doris Lessing, John le Carré, Michael Crichton, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Graham, Robert Caro, Nora Ephron, and Bill Clinton — to name a few. In other words, you’ll want to read his account of the glory days of publishing.  Article source: